Why You Hear What You Hear


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Eric J. Heller is the Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research involves quantum mechanics. For some years he has been teaching an undergraduate course for nonscience majors, now called Why You Hear What You Hear, the Science of Music and Sound.

Eric is what you might call a wave physicist. He is fascinated by waves in all sorts of contexts, including quantum waves, water waves, and "air waves", i.e. acoustics.


NEW - Read Eric Heller's acoustics blog at the Huffington Post.

Eric has two other websites highlighting other work, in addition to his research web site. They are here. His research website is here

He can be contacted by email, e.j.heller [AT] mac.com